Introducing Catherine Reeves as Executive Director for the Caltech Associates
We are excited to announce the recent arrival of Catherine Reeves, executive director of the Caltech Associates. On February 24, the Caltech Associates team and board of directors welcomed Catherine as she assumed her new role. More...
“How Microbes Rule the World” Program & Reception Highlight
The Caltech Associates invited seven interdisciplinary Caltech faculty from the Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions (CEMI) to discuss their cutting-edge research addressing issues in health, energy, and the environment. Read more...
Caltech Associates Website Updates!
New updates have been added to the Caltech Associates website to highlight the three main regional chapters and the wonderful work executed by our committees in Southern California, Northern California, and on the East Coast. Take a look at the new “Chapters” webpage, which provides information and upcoming events for each chapter. We hope you will find this information useful and informative, and we look forward to further developing these pages in collaboration with the committees. Please feel free to provide your comments and feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM CAMPUS
BICEP2’s Epic Discovery of Primordial Gravitational Waves & Cosmic Inflation!
Read a behind-the-scenes article of Caltech’s involvement in what is slated to be one of, “the greatest discoveries in the history of science.” On Monday, March 17, 2014, collaborators working with the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole presented the world with its first direct evidence of primordial gravitational waves and thus of cosmic inflation. Caltech professor of physics Jamie Bock, co–principal investigator for BICEP2 and the chief architect of the telescope's detectors, described the finding as "mind-boggling." More...
Read an interview with Dr. Jamie Bock.
Caltech: Secrets of the World’s Number One University
For the past three years, Caltech has been rated number one in the rankings of the world’s universities published by the UK’s Times Higher Education. The Times’ cover story features an in-depth look at the Institute, asking the question, “How does a tiny institution create such outsized impact?” Read this exciting, in-depth cover story of the magazine's latest issue...
Theoretical Physicist Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Steven C. Frautschi, professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, at Caltech, has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching—Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor. More...
Caltech Names Six Distinguished Alumni
Caltech has recognized six of its graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon its alumni. This year's recipients highlight the breadth of fields in which Caltech graduates have gone on to become leaders—ranging from cosmology to higher education, and from aerospace to biomedicine.
Raiders of the Lost Can
There is more than one way to get an empty soup can to the top of a five-foot pyramid. One option might be to pick up the soup can with your hand, walk to the pyramid, and place it on top. But that would be the easy way out, and that's not how Caltech's mechanical engineering majors roll. Read more about the Caltech Mechanical Engineering Competition, now in its 29th year.
LATEST RESEARCH STORIES
Battling Infection With Microbes
Caltech researchers have identified that a relationship between gut bacteria and blood cell development helps the immune system fight infection. More...
A New Laser for a Faster Internet
A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network—the backbone of the Internet. More...
UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS
Alumni Reunion Weekend & Seminar Day
The Caltech Alumni Association will host their annual Reunion Weekend from May 15 – 18. Activities will take place throughout the weekend, including Seminar Day on Saturday, March 17. Seminar Day features a wonderful line-up of faculty and student speakers providing an exclusive front row seat to the new and exciting discoveries taking place on campus. Get more information about the events and speakers, and register online.
Beckman Auditorium Performances
Joshua Kane Performs Shakespeare’s Murderers, Madmen and Kings! Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8 p.m. Capitol Steps will perform on Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. For more details, visit Caltech Campus Programs.
Science Saturdays Program
Join Caltech for a special movie screening, recommended for children 8 and up, of “Space Race Supermen: The Heroes of Early Human Spaceflight,” followed by a discussion led by a graduate student in Geological and Planetary Science on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM.
Caltech presents REEL SCIENCE
Join Caltech for this special program (recommended for grades 3-12), How to Create Superheroes? The program features a special screening of, “Cracking the Genetic Code” about genetic mutation, followed by a discussion led by a graduate student in Biochemistry on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Join us for the following Watson Lectures, presented by Caltech faculty. (As a Caltech Associate, you receive two VIP seating tickets; President’s Circle Associates receive four VIP seating tickets.)
Sarkis Mazmanian, Professor of Biology, “Say Hello to Your Little Friends: How Gut Bacteria Can Be Harnessed as Novel Therapies for Disease.”
Sarah E. Reisman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, “From Nature to the Pharmacy: The Chemistry Behind Modern Medicines.”
All lectures are held on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, Caltech Campus.